Vibration Isolation System
2.0mm Hex Driver
Skyview Landing Gear*
Alta X Spare Parts
2.5mm Hex Driver
Futaba Radio Controller*
Alta X QuickStart Card
3.0mm Hex Driver
FRX - Alta X Ready*
Alta X Product Card
Alta X Travel Case*
* Optional accessories
ALTA X supports a variety of radio controllers as outlined in the Controller Integration section of the manual. A minimum of five (5) channels are required, with four (4) used for flight control, and the remaining one (1) used for mode selection. A radio controller with between six to ten channels is highly recommended to make use of Return-to-Land (RTH) and ALTA X’s other functions. It is recommended to use a radio controller with a three-way switch for Mode selection and a two-way switch for the Return-to-Launch function.
ALTA X can accommodate a variety of Lithium Polymer (LiPo) flight battery packs. Battery packs must be 12S, having a nominal voltage of 44.4 V. Only run ALTA X using two packs at a time. For additional information on expected flight duration, refer to the Performance Section of this manual.
Remove ALTA X from its box or travel case.
Use the built-in Toad in the Hole (TITH) on ALTA X’s vibration isolator to mount ALTA X to your payload. If you are not using Skyview landing gear your payload will act as ALTA X’s landing gear.
Fully unfold ALTA X’s booms; note that all of the booms are linked and will open simultaneously.
Secure the booms by latching both the red safety latches on ALTA X.
Note flight direction relative to motor positions and GPS. Arrow on GPS indicates forward flight direction.
Adjust the battery tray to fit your preferred batteries by loosening and adjusting the (8x) M3x6 SHCS fasteners securing the two movable tray components.
Place your batteries on the tray and secure them with the four battery straps.
Ensure you have completed the necessary preflight checks for ALTA X
Turn on your transmitter
Plug the batteries into ALTA X using the built-in battery leads.
Once the batteries are plugged into ALTA X and you are in a safe takeoff location arm ALTA X by holding full low throttle and full right yaw. Once armed the all motors will spin up.
After ALTA X is armed you may takeoff and use
Once the flight is complete, return to a safe location to land ALTA X. After landing disarm ALTA X by holding minimum throttle and full left yaw.
Unplug the batteries after disarming ALTA X and then turn off the remote controller.
Detailed procedural steps can be found in the ‘Procedures’ section of this manual; ensure that you have reviewed and understand each step before flying.